This Day in History July 7, 1911

By Ruth on July 7, 2014 in animals, history
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King of Elephant Seal Mountain
I had not realized how far back in history wildlife preservation stretched.  On this date in 1911, the Convention between the United States and Other Powers Providing for the Preservation and Protection of Fur Seals was signed by the U. S.,  Great Britain, Japan, and Russia. It was the first international treaty that addressed wildlife preservation issues.   The terms outlawed open-water seal hunting and gave the U. S. the final say on the efficacy of seal-hunting.

For more info:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Pacific_Fur_Seal_Convention_of_1911
http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/events/fursealtreaty/welcome.html#treaty

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